The Prague Boozer

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production year

1926

Premiere

2 July 1926

Runtime

102 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Pražský flamendr

Czech title

Pražský flamendr

English title

The Prague Boozer

Synopsis

Adolf, the adolescent son of the rich Prague maltster Sýkora, leads a riotous life against his father's wishes. During his name-day celebrations he even denies his father in the company of friends; his father then throws him out of the house. Adolf relies on his wealthy friends and welcomes his new existence. He soon learns, however, that everyone has turned against him, including his lover Laura. Adolf goes back to his father, begs him for forgiveness but the latter will not yield. Adolf decides to end his life but Apolenka, the daughter of Adolf's nanny, stops him. Adolf visits Laura once more but finds that she has a new lover. He goes back to Apolenka and tries to lead an honourable life. His father gives him one more task - to marry into a wealthy family. Adolf, however, now loves Apolenka and does not wish to give her up. His father realises that his son has indeed improved and he secures for him a position as a secretary and, as a premium, gives him and Apolenka a little villa in which to make their home. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Cast

Josef Javorčák

bohatý sládek Sýkora

Angelo Ferrari

Sýkorův syn Adolf

Saša Dobrovolná

Veronika, hospodyně u Sýkorů

Jarmila Vacková

Veroničina vnučka Apolenka

Vladimír Pospíšil-Born

baron Vožický

Jaroslava Skorkovská

baronesa Laura

Jaroslav Hurt

truhlářský mistr Jahoda

Jaro Hykman

truhlářský učeň Filip

Karel Schleichert

metař Podhajský, Filipův otec

Jan Richter

dozorce metařů Lískovec

Ladislav Desenský

podstarší Jelínek

Karel Švarc

lichvář Rosenfeld

Josef Gruss

sládek

František Jerhot

vrchní metař

Vladimír Borský

Adolfův kumpán

Crew and creators

Based on

Josef Kajetán Tyl (Pražský flamendr – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Costume Designer

Josef Wenig

Cooperation

Bratři Deglové

Production info

Original Title

Pražský flamendr

English Title

The Prague Boozer

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production Year

1926

Premiere

2 July 1926

Production

Karel Špelina

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Jan Kyzour

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

102 min

Versions

Czech